MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe and South America. Our ships sail year-round in the Meditteranean and the Carribean, and our seasonal itineraries include Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, South Africa, China, the United Arab Emirates and Sir Bani Yas.
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|South Africa – 4 Nights (MSC Sinfonia)||South Africa – 4 Nights (MSC Sinfonia)|
|Rates starting from R 4960PP
Ship: MSC SINFONIA
Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Itinerary: South Africa, Mozambique
Departing From: Durban, South Africa
Departure date: 05/02/2018
|Rates starting from R 5250PP
Ship: MSC SINFONIA
Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Itinerary: South Africa, Mozambique
Departing From: Durban, South Africa
Departure date: 19/03/2018
Our new Experience Add-ons offer completely new pricing structure, where fare categories are differentiated not just in terms of accommodation but also in terms of onboard experiences. Allow our friendly tour consultants to assist you in choosing the correct experience fare category, to help you achieve the most out of your cruise. Not available for South African cruises arriving and departing an SA port on the same itinerary.
Bella Experience – Designed to ensure a pleasant stay on board
Available with the following accommodation types: Balcony, Ocean View, Outside with Partial View and Inside cabins
Well-equipped cabin / Wide variety of superb specialties on board, with the chance to request your preferred dinner sitting / Buffet open 20 hours a day
Broadway-style entertainment and a packed program of daily activities / Access to the pool, cutting-edge panoramic gym and open-air sports facilities / Preference of cabin (subject to availability) / Choice of dinner sitting (subject to availability) / Earn MSC Club points, to enjoy even more benefits on the next cruise
Fantastica Experience – Designed for even greater comfort and flexibility
Available with the following accommodation types: Suite, Balcony, SuperFamily, Ocean View, Inside cabins
Our “Fantastica” Experience offers all the benefits of the “Bella” Experience plus a range of extra privileges:
What’s included: All the benefits of BELLA plus / Opportunity to choose among the best cabins available (including SuperFamily cabins where available) located on the upper decks, with rapid access to lifts and lounges / Free breakfast in cabin / 24-hour room service / Priority in choice of dinner sitting / 50% discount on fitness classes (e.g. yoga) and Personal Trainer (subject to availability) / Special events for kids / Earn MSC Club points, to enjoy even more benefits on the next cruise
Aurea Experience – Designed to offer reinvigorating, all-inclusive comfort
Available with the following accommodation types: Suite and Balcony cabins. Our “Aurea” Experience offers all the benefits of the “Fantastica”
Experience plus a range of extra privileges:
What’s included: Unlimited free drinks at every meal (Cheers! Package) / Complimentary spa package for each person including: Access to Thermal Area for entire cruise, Balinese massage, Solarium, Welcome cocktail / Prestigious cabin with complimentary wellbeing products, bathrobe and slippers / Exclusive complimentary access to the exclusive sun deck (available only for adult) / Priority boarding & luggage (only on embarkation day) / Free time dining in a dedicated area of the restaurant / Earn MSC Club points, to enjoy even more benefits on the next cruise
Wellness Experience – Designed to give you wellness at its bestAvailable with the following accommodation types:
Balcony, Ocean View, Inside cabins Our “Wellness” Experience offers all the benefits of the “Fantastica” Experience plus a range of extra privileges:
What’s included: Cabins on the upper decks and in the most desirable areas of the ship / Wellness welcome kit in cabin (T-shirt + shorts + sports towel + fitness bracelet) / One-to-one health check-up with the MSC doctor / One-to-one Inbody analyser test with your personal Technogymtrained / Master trainer / Exclusive wellness shore activities (number of selected shore activities included depends on the length of the cruise and details of the selected activities may vary) / Free water in bars, restaurants, buffet and cabin / One sports drink per day in cabin minibar / Laundry service for gym gear / Internet access to the Technogym App / 1 group picture with all guests with Wellness Experience / MSC Voyagers Club points to earn discounts on your next cruise and / other benefits
These brochure promotions are available for local cruises only. Let us help you find your perfect fare …
|The best deal on offer with a saving of up to 50%
Booking early not only offers you a great price but also assures that there is availability in the cabin that you want on the dates that you want to cruise. Subject to limited number of Cabins.
|Call us for the best fare of the day, every day.
MSC Cruises practices Best Available Rate meaning that rates are based on availability. This guarantees the best price at the time of booking. Please chat to one of our friendly tour consultants to ensure you get the best available rate. This fare is not published.
|Book 2 consecutive cruises and get a 10% discount on the fares of the second cruise. The discount is combinable with all brochure promotions and MSC Club discounts. Valid for cruise itineraries over 3 nights|
|Extra cabin with kids under 18. Cabin just for your kids?
Book two cabins located close by offering peace of mind and privacy when traveling with up to 4 kids under 18 years*. Child rates per child per night start from R450 (inside) and R500 (outside). Must be booked with one of our tour consultants.
|1 Adult + up to 3 Kids under 18. Share a cabin with up to three kids under 18 years*. The adult pays the current FARES, while the first child* pays 60% of the current adult FARES. The remaining children only pay the applicable mandatory charges per child. .|
|All year round!!!!!
Children under 18 travelling in the same cabin as their parents TRAVEL FREE*. Up to 2 kids under 18yrs**travelling in the same cabin as their parents, travel free only paying the applicable Port, Baggage and Service charges.
This offer is subject to the availability of 4 berth cabins. (Under 12yrs** in Balcony Suites)
|Cruise with your friends, if all passengers are between 18 to 29 years* old you are eligible for a special discount per cabin off the current available FARES: Inside Cabin – 5%, Outside Cabin – 8%, Balcony Cabin – 10%. (excludes Balcony Suites).|
|If you are over 60 years old, you are eligible for a Senior discount off the current available FARES: Inside Cabin – 8%, Outside Cabin – 10%, Balcony Cabin – 12% (excludes Balcony Suites). The discount applies only to the passenger who is 60years* or older.|
|At MSC Cruises, we make honeymooners feel really special, with a 10% reduction on the current available FARES. These promotional fares are subject to availability, and are applied to the Regular Quoted Fares|
For our local clients, avoid the daunting USD exchange rate by pre-booking your Add-On Packages when booking your cruise. Please note that all extras charged on board local cruises are charged in USD. Packages available include:
Dessert Packages for kids
Bon Voyage Special Treats
Easy on Board (available for a limited number of passengers)
Photo & Video Packages
Chat to one of our friendly tour consultants regarding pre booking any of the above add-on packages to enrich your cruise experience. When pre booking the above packages, fares are charged in ZAR and is payable along with your cruise.
The price of your cruise includes accommodation with luxuriously complete modern comforts.
Kids and Teens Clubs
24-hour Room Service
Library and Card Room
Full-gaming Vegas-style Casino
Nightclubs and disco
Broadway Style Shows
Please note that for MSC Lirica, MSC Opera, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia access to the theatre for the evening shows is by booking only (not needed for the other ships). There are three quick and easy ways to book: connect to the free onboard wi-fi network with your smartphone or tablet, use the touch screens on different decks of the ship, or ask at the Reception.
What’s not included:
MSC Aurea Spa massages, beauty and spa treatments
Personal Fitness Trainer
Drinks are generally not included. Ask for information about our money-saving packages.
Please note that we have highlighted the “need to know” terms and conditions below. Please chat to one of our friendly and knowledgeable tour consultants if you would like to receive a full copy of the Terms and Conditions. Please note that we will not be able to accept a confirmed booking unless guests confirm acceptance of full terms and conditions.
To confirm a booking, a non refundable deposit is payable within 48 hours to avoid automatic cancellation.
Full payment is then due 90 days prior to arrival.
For bookings made within 90 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation
Payments can be made via EFT
In the case of special promotions, an immediate payment of the full fare is required in order to secure the special promotional rate, which will be indicated to you at the time of booking, if applicable
MSC shall be entitled to stipulate and require that a deposit in respect of the cruise fare and other charges is made at the time of the reservation of the cabin removal of the cabin from cruise inventory to accommodate your request to MSC Cruises to book the cabin and are entitled to impose a reasonable
compensatory charge and a genuine pre-estimate of its damages and losses for the cancellation of the reservation in the event of you cancelling your Cruise
Booking, which may entail the retention by MSC of the full deposit so made, or recovery of the full or a proportion of the cruise fare payable, to reimburse
them for their loss of income, revenue and out of pocket expenses arising from or pursuant to that cancellation.
Package prices include the cost of the Ticket, service fees (gratuities), port and baggage charges, a travel insurance premium
If you fail to pay the balance of the Package Price to MSC by the Payment Date, MSC may cancel your booking and may retain a Service fee for administrative costs
Pre-paid vouchers are available for purchasing beverages onboard. Please note that if you elect to purchase such vouchers, they expire 3 years after the date of purchase and may not at any time be redeemed for cash, during or after the cruis. eDuring the Cruise you may wish to make purchases from the on board shops, restaurants, bars and other outlets. All purchases made on board the Cruise Ship is made in United States Dollars (“USD”).
When you board the Cruise Ship you will receive an identity card (“Cruise Card”) which is also used to pay for your on board purchases. The ship is a cashless environment
Please note, no refund will be considered, made or permitted if you seek to terminate your cruise after embarkation or while the cruise is in progress, for whatsoever cause.
Q. Can I be contacted when I am at sea?
A. All ships in the MSC fleet have a Satellite telephone on board. This service is VERY expensive and should be used for emergencies only
Q. What are the most important things to take with me?
A. Your cruise tickets, passports, Unabridged birth certificates and other supporting documents when travelling with children under 18, Every passenger(including children and infants) need a valid passport to clear immigration at the Port.
Q. Do I need Visas and Vaccinations?
A. MOZAMBIQUE – South African passport holders do not require visas or vaccinations for Mozambique. Foreign passport holders will need to obtain a visa and this needs to be pre-arranged should guests wish to disembark the ship at any Mozambique Port. Please get in contact with the Mozambican Embassy so that you can receive and complete the necessary visa documents for a Mozambican Tourist Visa.(SADAC passport holders do not require a visa for Mozambique. The following passport holders are not required to pay the Visa Charge for Mozambique: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius,Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.)
MAURITIUS – South African and British passport holders do not require visas for Mauritius.
MOSSEL BAY – For these cruises an official photo Identification is required – your ID Book, Passport, or in the case of children, an original birth certificate is required.
WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA, LUDERITZ – South African and British passport holders do not require visas for Walvis Bay. All passengers require valid passports for Walvis Bay, Namibia
Q. How do I make sure I don’t “miss the boat”?
A. All passengers must embark at least 3 hours prior to sailing, please check the embarkation times on your tickets to ensure that you embark timeously. Please note that check-in closes promptly 1.5hours before sailing.
Q. Which flights should I book to Durban to ensure that I arrive in time to embark?
A. We recommend that you book flights to arrive no later than 4 hours prior to sailing as any delays in the flights could cause you to miss the ship.
Q. Flying home after the cruise:
A. The ships arrive back into the ports between 05h00 and 06h30 on the final day of your cruise. If you plan to fly home on the same day as your return to port, we recommend that you don’t book flights out before 11h30am
Q. Do I need to take precautions for Malaria?
A. Mozambique and Madagascar are Malaria areas. It is best to speak to your doctor or pharmacist or a Travel Clinic if you have any concerns.
Q. Do you cater for special dietary needs?
A. A vegetarian choice is served at each meal time. The meat loaded onboard is certified Halaal and Halaal food is prepared separately from other foods. Kosher meals are catered at an additional cost per meal, and must be ordered at least 14 days prior to sailing. It is important to advise MSC Cruises of food intolerances; diabetic requirements etc at least 30 days prior to sailing by completing and submitting the Special Needs form to the Sales Agent handling your booking. MSC Cruises cannot be held responsible for providing Special dietary needs onboard where special dietary requirements have not been advised to MSC on the required document at least 30 days before sailing.
Q. What about shore excursions?
A. Shore excursions can be pre-booked (and pre-paid) but please take note of the cancellation policy before proceeding with any online bookings for shore-excursions. These excursions usually fill up very quickly so it is recommended that you book early. Should the shore excursion of your choice no longer be available on our website for pre-booking, you are still able to go to the Shore Excursion desk as soon as possible after boarding to check what shore excursions are on offer and to pre-book.